Nigerians are already enamoured with the sizzling design of the iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 Plus is undoubtedly one of the best phones in the world right now and Apple’s best handset to date. It has great components in nearly every respect – including that snazzy dual-camera array on the back – and the smooth and streamlined iOS 10 running the show. If you’ve set your heart on an iPhone, it’s worth the extra splurge to get the Plus.
So, let’s see what makes the iPhone 7 Plus stand out.
The new Product (RED) version is dazzling, the matte black is the sure pick of the bunch, and the glossy Jet Black is appealing (although scratch and fingerprint-prone), but it’s hard to get excited about the old iPhone 6 form factor yet again.
Apple’s iPhone 7 screen a Retina branding, but at the iPhone 7 Plus hits the 1080p mark. And truth be told, the 5.5in LCD panel is striking, with great colour and contrast, loads of brightness, and excellent viewing angles. There’s really nothing to complain about.
Apple still has the big perk of 3D Touch, as the pressure-sensitive screen lets you press harder for additional interactions or to access handy menus. That’s nice, but it really hasn’t been a game-changer for mobile app and game design so far, let alone within iOS itself.
iPhone 7 Plus offers the same display as the iPhone 6s Plus. It comes with a 5.5-inch IPS Display with 1080 x 1920 pixels. However, Apple claims the new display is 25% brighter and offers a wide colour gamut.
Its camera is the iPhone 7 Plus’ most obvious addition, both over the iPhone 7 and the previous Plus: the dual 12-megapixel camera setup on the back. Apple wasn’t the first to try this trick, but it works incredibly well here, as you can switch to the other sensor with a tap for zoomed-in shots without losing any detail along the way.
You’ll also get the great Portrait feature, which blurs backdrops for a DSLR-like look. And the wide f/1.8 aperture captures loads of light for everyday snaps, turning out some of the best photos you’ll find on any smartphone.
The iPhone 7 Plus uses Apple’s own A10 Fusion chip alongside 3GB RAM, and it handily crushed existing Android phones in benchmark testing when the phone released last September. We’ve seen some speedier chips put up more of a fight since, but Apple’s chip still delivers dreamy graphics and swift multitasking around the efficient iOS 10.
Hardware and Software
iPhone 7 Plus is coming with a new more powerful processor. The Apple A10 Fusion chipset offers four cores and according to Apple is 40% faster than the A9 chipset in the iPhone 6S Plus and twice faster than the A8 chipset in the iPhone 6 Plus. It also offers 3GB RAM, which should improve multitasking experience.
iPhone 7 Plus runs on iOS 10 out of the box and is available with 32GB, 128GB, or 256GB built-in storage. The 16GB model has been dropped. It supports download speeds of up to 450 Mbps via 4G LTE.
iPhone 7 Plus comes with slightly more battery life. This results in improved battery life for internet use with up to 15 hours on Wi-Fi and up to 13 hours on 4G LTE. Talktime stands at up to 21 hours.
Pricing & availability
The iPhone 7 Plus is available in Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. You can buy the smartphone at any leading Online Store and the price in Nigeria ranges from 425,000 Naira to 600,000 Naira, depending on your location and built-in storage.